Women’s Rights Protests Challenge Iran’s Government

WSJ What’s News

22-09-2022 • 15 mins

A.M. Edition for Sept. 22. Despite a government crackdown, protesters in Iran took to the streets for a fifth straight day on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old woman who was detained for allegedly violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code. WSJ senior Middle East reporter Benoit Faucon says the demonstrations have galvanized a large secular population to challenge the ultraconservative government of President Ebrahim Raisi. Luke Vargas hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices